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Volunteers starting to feel the heat of Hospice firewalking challenge

Eighteen brave fundraisers have already signed up to walk over blistering hot coals this October to raise cash for a cause close to their hearts.

The daring firewalk will take place Sunday October 28 at The Academy Health Club, Oakdale Place, Harrogate and raises money for Saint Michael’s, the charity that helps more than 2400 local people each year who are affected by terminal illness and bereavement.


With places limited, organisers are urging anyone who is thinking of about taking part but yet to sign up to get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

One of those who has already signed up is Hospice volunteer Peter Nelson, who said:

I am someone who loves a challenge but one where my feet remain firmly on the ground, even if they may get a little warm.

This challenge fits me perfectly as it is just as rewarding for me as it is for Saint Michael’s.

And as I volunteer for the charity I see firsthand the amazing work that the team do and the difference this makes to people in my area.

The firewalk is one of a number of fun attractions at The Academy’s Halloween party night, which begins at 6pm.

The party is suitable for all the family with attractions such as a fire breather and a glowing transformer on stilts.

The firewalk will begin at 8pm and each participant will tread over a 20ft pit of burning embers with a mean temperature of 1236 degrees Fahrenheit.

Registration for the firewalk costs £20 and each walker must commit to raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship for Saint Michael’s

For further information or to register your place please call Saint Michael’s on (01423) 879 687.


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